Accessibility: Use Check Accessibility in Microsoft 365

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How to use the Check Accessibility in Microsoft.

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Check Accessibility in Microsoft inspects your content and alerts you of possible issues with digital accessibility in a document, spreadsheet or presentation. Documents, presentations and forms must be made accessible before being published on the web or learning management system.  Use the Check Accessibility tool to make sure your content is accessible for people using assistive technology to read and edit your content.

Watch a short LinkedIn Learning video to learn how to use Check Accessibility . (4.42 minutes)

The Check Accessibility is available for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and many other Microsoft applications. This tool will analyze your content and report where you may improve readability and accessibility.  Follow the instructions provided in the analysis to improve your accessibility rating.

This is also the recommended tool to verify documents and slides before adding them to the LMS.

 

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Wed 12/8/21 2:21 PM
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